The beginning of November is the time to plant Amaryllis bulbs to have blooms around Christmas time. You should have already started to see Amaryllis bulbs in your local garden shops. Find a pretty pot or paint a pot for an added personal touch if you are giving the Amaryllis as a gift.You can even find Amaryllis bulb planting kits that come with a flower pot and can buy them online here: Amaryllis Kit: Apple Blossom + Plastic Pot/Saucer/Bulb
These are super easy to grow and make gorgeous gifts. Just follow these steps and you will have beautiful Amaryllis this holiday season.
Plant a single bulb in a 6-7 inch flower pot or 3 bulbs in a 10 -12 inch pot. Make sure the flower pot is sturdy and heavy so the plant will not tip over when it reaches maturity.
Use a fast draining potting soil and cover the bulb leaving the tip of the bulb exposed.
Place the pot in direct sunlight and water sparingly with lukewarm water.
Your Amaryllis will begin to bloom in 8 – 10 weeks. Enjoy this stunning flower.
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